Feeding and Nutrition :: giving them calcium

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:38 am   giving them calcium

I recently got cuttlebone but Sam and Alex aren't eating it. I'm still insistent on feeding it but they are pretty stubborn. Will they come round to eating it or can I powder up cuttlebone and sprinkle in their water, so you know, they'd be getting it through drinking the water. Will this pose any threats to their health, will it get filtered by mechanical or biological filters?
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:04 am   Re: giving them calcium

I think people have soaked it in tuna water before use. Also make sure the hard backing is removed. Personally, my RES won't touch it anymore.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:59 pm   Re: giving them calcium

I cut up my cuttlebone and take the hard backing off of it. Try cutting it up into little bite size pieces and see if they will eat it.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:54 pm   Re: giving them calcium

They generally gain interest I put an entire bone less the hard backing and took about 2 weeks before he started eating now he eats a little every other day
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